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Check into Aloft Hotels, and you may just run into some robotic customer service. Aloft Hotels, the tech-forward brand of Starwood Hotels, has introduced the hotel brand's first Botlr (robotic butler) at Aloft Cupertino. The addition is a logical next step for Aloft, which is known for its industry-first smart check-in program, Cool Concierge program, and piloting Apple TV in-room services.
A.L.O the Botlr will be on call to assist his Aloft human counterparts in delivering amenities to guests. Guests simply call down to the front desk, and the three-foot tall robot, who is on call 24/7, will fulfill every request. Staff load up A.L.O with the desired items (such as a toothbrush, an extra blanket, etc.) and then enter the correct guest room. A.L.O uses WiFi to get around, and call navigate hallways and call the elevator. Best of all, cash tips aren't accepted by A.L.O. Instead, the robot accepts tweets as tips. #cool
If A.L.O is successful, additional Botlrs will be implemented in Aloft's nearly 100 properties.
Located in Queensland, 15 minutes from Airlie Beach, Daydream Island Resort and Spa is a superbly appointed four and a half star resort. With two stunning outdoor ceremony locations and an elegant wedding chapel overlooking the Whitsunday passage, Daydream Island is the perfect setting for a special day. It also has the only chapel in the Whitsundays with the capability to broadcast a wedding live via a satellite broadband connection.
Eco-friendly laundry detergents and dish washing soaps Recycle bins throughout the property Compost, Recycle & Reuse where possible Including brown paper bags for compost and clear bag garbage in each guest room Insulated blankets on hot water tanks Using energy efficient light bulbs where possible Using energy efficient thermostat controls in rooms where possible Using recycled paper On-site garden for fresh fruits & vegetables Supporting local food
Dip, sip, unwind and relax in Australia’s only Water Salon. Southern Queensland shines year round (average 300 days of sunshine per year) and Palazzo Versace takes poolside lounging to a whole new level as a cool cabana oasis is created within a sizzling beach scene. The Palazzo Versace Cabanas add a whole new dimension to the Pool Salon services and experiences, as guests can slip behind the breezy sheers for more intimate and private luxury.
Pier One Sydney Harbouris nestled alongside the Sydney Harbour Bridge and offers magnificent panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, Pier One Sydney Harbour is built on and over the water. The private pontoon provides the ideal launching pad to access all the great sights of Sydney Harbour. One of the very few Sydney hotels set in the heart of The Rocks, this boutique hotel allows easy access to Sydney's historic dining and entertainment precinct as well as Sydney Central Business District (CBD).
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort reflects the grand and graceful architecture of a Queensland estate, unlike any other ve nue. Located a short distance away from the tourist mecca of the Gold Coast, the resort allows easy access to the Gold Coast theme parks which are only a 10 minute drive away. The luxury resort is tucked within the beautiful surrounds of Sanctuary Cove and boasts a marina, acclaimed golf courses, one acre lagoon beach pool and lush garden landscapes. Part of the wellness and facilities include the outdoor spa tub.
Park Hyatt Sydney is perched on one of the world's most beautiful harbours. The luxury hotel is situated right between the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The rooftop pool means guests can see these iconic landmarks without ever leaving their lounge chair.
Left: View of the Sydney Opera House from the Park Hyatt Sydney's Rooftop Pool
Right: View of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Park Hyatt Sydney's Rooftop Pool
Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year. We've got some of our favorite offers and activities for love day stays in Asia. Book soon and be sure to check the rates carefully to avoid disappointment!
Grand Hyatt Tokyo(pictured left) Romance Package Take the time to reconnect. Enjoy time for just the two of you during your stay at Grand Hyatt Tokyo. You only need each other. The offer includes Club King or Grand Deluxe Twin, Grand King, Grand Twin, or Grand Deluxe King. Breakfast, Bottle of Red Wine, and 1pm Late Checkout.
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Romance Package Take the time to reconnect. Enjoy time for just the two of you during your stay at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. You'll enjoy daily breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine, a box of heart-shaped chocolates, a dinner at Erawan Tea Roo, and a 4pm late checkout.
J.W. Marriott Hong Kong Sweet Deals for Two Whether it is a weekend escape, anniversary, honeymoon or birthday celebration, the Sweet Deal for Two offers a classic choice to pamper your special someone in style. Celebrate over a bottle of Moet & Chandon, nine-piece chocolate box and daily breakfast for two persons. 1 King or 2 Double-bedded room with Harbor View.
Park Hyatt Tokyo Winter at the Park Park Hyatt Tokyo with its modernist interiors, panoramic views and museum quality artworks, offers a perfect place to respite from the winter for some rest and relaxation. This special offer is available through the end of February. You get accommodation in a Park Deluxe Room, in a Park View Room or in a Park Suite, 10,000 yen Food & Beverage credit per room per night available for use at New York Grill, Girandole, Kozue and Room Service, and a late check-out up until 1pm.
Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives(pictured right) Villingili Escape For stays of 3 nights or less. Guests receive buffet breakfast, and complimentary daily dinner, and wireless internet. Accomodations are a 133 square meter Pool Villa with one King bed, an ocean view, and a private pool. Rates start at $1260 per night >>
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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.